Archive for Monday, November 1, 1999

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LANDSCAPE TIPS
November 1, 1999
The Tacoma News Tribune Here are some landscaping tips to help with projects this fall.
MONDAY DATEBOOK
November 1, 1999
TODAY 9 a.m.: Douglas County Commission, county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, HOLDING GRANDKIDS
November 1, 1999
Say cheese. Garrett J. Cleavinger, 5, holds his cousin, Kaiden Gehrig McWilliams, 2 months, during a visit to their grandparents this summer. Garrett is the son of Rob and Amy Cleavinger, Baldwin. Kaiden is the son of Matt and Jenne McWilliams, Charlotte, N.C. The boys are the grandsons of J.D. and Sharon Cleavinger, Lawrence, and great-grandsons of Bob and Jean Lawson, Baldwin. The boys aunt, Becke Cleavinger of Fort Worth, Tex., took the photo, which was submitted by Sharon Cleavinger. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044.
OLD HOME TOWN 100
November 1, 1999
IN 1899 On Nov. 1,1899, the Lawrence World, noting the arrival of the soldiers on the Santa Fe and not on the Union Pacific, stated: “This is not an apology, it is an explanation.” It was not in any sense a discrimination against the Union Pacific railway. There is the friendliest feeling toward that road in this town, but it was making the comfort of the boys first. The change was right, it ought to have been make, it was made, with this explanation it is not felt that there is any disposition to complain.”
NOT-SO-FRIENDLY AIR INSIDE COMMERCIAL AIRLINERS
November 1, 1999
When you travel on a commercial plane do you have a sense that the cabin air is less than healthful? Anecdotal evidence continues to mount as passengers and crew complain about coming down with colds, flus and worse after flying. As a result, several studies have taken place or are under way. Some of the worst incidents were investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A passenger with infectious multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) infected fellow travelers on flights in 1994, as did an infected flight attendant the prior year. In all, the CDC investigated six instances of TB for the 1993-1995 period.
NOV1-25
November 1, 1999
IN %% 1973 Douglas County Clerk Delbert Mathia estimated that a “strong 19,000” would turn out to vote on Nov. 5. About 17,400 had voted in 1970, the last off-year non-presidential balloting.
BLOTTER
November 1, 1999
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
PARENTING
November 1, 1999
Pokemon can teach your children some life lessons
Y2K WOES LIKELY TO BE SMALL
November 1, 1999
COUNTDOWN T-MINUS TWO MONTHS AND COUNTING ” That’s right; assuming you’re reading this on its day of publication, there are just 61 days left in 1999, which means there are just 61 days left to prepare for any potential problems that might come with the rollover of the century, that is, the Year 2000 Problem.
BOTTENFIELD BREAKOUT
November 1, 1999
DOWNTOWN LAWRENCE INC. Jerry Bottenfield is the new executive director of Downtown Lawrence Inc., a local trade group with 180 members working on behalf of more than 300 businesses and their 5,000 employees in the 16-block central business district.
BLINTZ BRUNCH DRAWS 1,500
November 1, 1999
The 36th annual Blintz Brunch took place Sunday in memory of one of its founders, who died Saturday.
A SECOND CHANCE
November 1, 1999
The Douglas County court system needs to make sure that the prosecution of an attempted murder suspect is handled without further incident. The local judicial system has been granted a second chance on a case that has drawn considerable public attention.
TRICK-OR-TREATERS DESCEND ON MALL
November 1, 1999
Witches, Star Wars characters, several culprits from the movie “Scream” and even a bride made appearances Sunday night at Lawrence Riverfront Plaza. The children, along with some of their parents, were dressed for an annual costume party and trick-or-treating in the mall for Halloween.
LAWRENCE OPTIMIST NAMED GOVERNOR OF STATE DISTRICT
November 1, 1999
Lawrence Optimist named governor
FELLOWSHIP CONTRACT
November 1, 1999
STATE OF KANSAS Department on Aging Fiscal year 1999 and following June 1, 1999
11-1 WHEN DID YOU SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK FOR DAYLIGHTS SAVINGS
November 1, 1999
When did you set your clocks back? Peter Soetaert,
S NEW DIRECTOR IS FOLLOWING HIS HEART
November 1, 1999
Downtown Lawrence Inc.’s new executive director is eager to promote what he sees as the city’s jewel.
LEGENDS LINGER AROUND STULL CEMETERY
November 1, 1999
All quiet in Stull as residents and police keep eye out for trouble.
RESIDENTS AWAITING U.S. 59 ANNOUNCEMENT
November 1, 1999
Farmland and homes are at stake as the state transportation agency decides where the new highway will be built.
NOV1-40
November 1, 1999
IN %% 1959 Wolfson’s Jewelry Store at 743 Mass. was going out of business after many years. Abe Wolfson had founded the firm in 1886; his son Ralph had succeeded him in the operation and was handling the closure.
ATHLETIC TALENT PASSED ME BY
November 1, 1999
I once persuaded my son Ray Jr. to go jogging with me. About half-a-block into our jog, he inquired, “Who taught you to run?” “No one teaches you to run,” I explained patiently between gasps for air, “it’s something you are born knowing how to do.”
BRYANT HAS FINE TIME ON MU TRIP
November 1, 1999
California prep Travon Bryant is experiencing the Kansas-Missouri college sports rivalry up close and personal. Bryant, a 6-foot-8 forward from Long Beach, Calif., who attended Late Night with Roy Williams on a recruiting visit, ventured to Columbia, Mo., on a campus visit for Saturday’s MU-Texas Tech football game.
BRYANT HAS FINE TIME ON MU TRIP
November 1, 1999
Travon Bryant, a 6-foot-8 high school senior from Long Beach, Calif., had a fine time at MU last weekend as his recruiting travels continue.
KU WIND ENSEMBLE TO HOLD CONCERT
November 1, 1999
KU wind ensemble to have concert
DST SOUND OFF
November 1, 1999
Though I appreciated the extra hour of sleep on Saturday night, I was wondering when will that hour be taken away? The clocks will move from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. for the return of daylight-saving time on the first Sunday of April, which is April 2, 2000.
S FUTURE IS ALREADY HERE
November 1, 1999
State university leaders say higher education in the Information Age will feature greater emphases on lifelong learning, career training and cooperation between institutions.
T PAY PREMIUMS
November 1, 1999
Of the millions of Americans without health insurance, a surprising 20 percent are eligible for an employer plan. That’s a far higher percentage than anyone imagined, says Peter Cunningham, senior health researcher for the nonpartisan Center for Studying Health System Change (CSHSC) in Washington, D.C., which has just released a new study of the uninsured.
STULL WATCH PROJECT REFER
November 1, 1999
MORE FROM STULL To see more photographs and video clips from the Stull Cemetery, point your Web browser to www.ljworld.com.
MORE LANGUAGES
November 1, 1999
To the editor: The decision of the Lawrence school board to require a foreign language in the seventh grade is an example of too little too late. Why seventh grade? Learning a second language should start early in life. Why one semester? It should be taught from preschool through high school.
LAWRENCE PRAISES
November 1, 1999
To the editor: You, no doubt, have may versions of this story, but I’ll offer mine too, because some thanks are due.
ROAD CONSTRUCTION LIST FOR WEEK OF NOV. 1
November 1, 1999
Road construction list for week of Nov. 1. 1. Clinton Parkway, Lawrence Ave. to Kasold. One lane of traffic closed for recreational path construction.
LAWRENCE SCHOOL BOARD TO MIX IT UP WITH GENERAL PUBLIC
November 1, 1999
The topic of the Lawrence school board’s forum today is strategic planning, but time will be set aside for public comment on other issues.